Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Small Dilemma

So, I was knitting merrily away on the Roundabout Hat, when I just happened to pick up the yarn label. I don't know why, I just did it.

I picked up the yarn label, and that's when I noticed it.

Where it said "weight", instead of the "worsted" I expected to see, it said "DK".  DK stands for Double Knitting, and is a weight slightly smaller than worsted. 

I'd been knitting a pattern devised for worsted weight.  I tried on the hat, and though it fit, it is very snug.  It would probably fit a child, but not a soldier. 

Therein lies my conundrum.  Do I finish a child sized hat, or do I rip and start over? 

Given that I am a) a process knitter, b) a perfectionist, I'll probably start over.

Besides, I'm out of hat yarn, so knitting it again might just hold me off until I can get up to Southaven next month. 




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